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argue it's the least transparent certainly in recent times. >> do you feel like the irs has betrayed the trust of the american people? >> i do, mr. chairman. >> why didn't a whistleblower come forward is? why didn't one person in the irs say hey this was wrong. >> and the attorney general has the full confidence of the people of the united states and handling his job well. >> i think i have accomplished all the goals i have set, i will sit down with the president and talk about a transition. >> there is another bombshell from the government. nsa is not only collecting phone call data but following every move you make on the internet. >> this a dragnet and we have to find out why this is justified simply because of nsa wants to do data mining. >> this is special edition of on the record. second term scandal the irs may be partying but no party at the white house. this week and what did the white house need another new scandal, secret surveillance programs exposed. we begin with the irs. >> it's time for the irs to come clean. >> i'm absolutely appalled at the apparent waste of taxpaye
.com. acting irs commissioner reported to congress on the targeting of conservative groups. it follows a review of how applications for tax-exempt status were handled. this hearing is three hours. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> the committee will come to order. good morning. it's been six weeks since the irs first revealed they were purposely targeting conservative leaning organizations, and this week additional irs documents revealed that the term "progressive" along with others were also included on the be on the lookout list, or the bolo. no taxpayer, regardless of political affiliation, should be unfairly targeted. it's wrong and this committee is working to ensure it will never happen again. the committees welcomed all groups to come forward and i urge them to do so. so far the evidence only shows conservatives being systematically targeted by the irs. not just flagged through the bolo but actually targeted. these americans consistently had their applications tee laid for nearly three years or asked intrusive and inappropriates questions, h
minutes in. hope springs eternal. >>> forget about the nsa. it's the irs that should ha you really worried. the tax man accused of seizing tens of milons ofrivate medical records. now lawmakers are launching an ininvestigation. and this comes amid another report that the irs just canceled a controversial order for spying equipment. like secret cameras and office plans, coffee trays, even clock radios. well, no wonder more than three out four americans now say the irs sould not enforce the health care law. so do the overwhelming major of you have it right? hi, everybody, i'm david asman. welcome. let's go in focus with steve forbes, elizabe mcdonald, rich carl, rick unger and morgan brennan. good to see you all. ste, first to you. should we really trust these guys with our health records? >> of course not, david. their new name is now the internal revenge service. they've fundamentally own the trf the american people. and if a 29-year-old can blow the lid off of our most secret intelgence secrets, why in the world would we trust the irs? i don't know why there's a debate on this, david. >>
the committee has begun interviewing employees from the irs tax-exempt office in cincinnati. this is three and a half hours. >> [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good morning. the hearing will come to order. we'll get immediate the chance to leave. good morning. welcome to everyone. for being with us today. despite nearly two years of denials, last month the irs finally admitted the truth, three years ago the agency began systematically targeting individuals based on their political beliefs. however, what the agency has yet to admit, and what we still need to find out, is just how widespread this activity was, who ordered it and why it began in the first place. now, let's consider what we do know. in march 2010, the irs put together a target list that ensnared conservative groups and individuals based solely on their political beliefs. in may 2011, the irs started sending letters threatening donors to conservative leaning non-profits that they could be liable for gift taxes. in june 2011, the ways and means committee initiated an investigation
:00 on the east coast. the irs facing even more controversy today, not only for targeting conservative groups and also for spending tens of millions of dollars on conferences and thens of thousands of dollars on some videos. a live look at today's congressional hearing which gets underway moments from how to. lawmakers are set to grill the new acting head of ther isers and the watch dog whose first report detailed how that agency singled out tea party and other groups for extra scrutiny before the 2012 election. two irs employees in cincinnati said they received some of their orders straight from d.c. we'll have the details in just a moment. a new report from the watch dog, the treasurery department inspector general, revealed the irs shelled out some $50 million in taxpayer cash for at least 220 conferences from 2010 to 2012. that report is due out tomorrow. the house -- committee released excerptses. and one was litership through art and then there's the dance party. under. >> to the left. three. four, it's so challenging to teach them, even though the lyrics are given to them in advance. >
to this special studio audience edition of hannity. most americans have been unfairly targeted by the irs because of their association with various conservative organizations. now, coming up, you will hear their stories about what they have gone through and also you are going to hear from the attorneys that are representing their respective groups. one of the most fascinating things has been the ever changing time line of who knew what, when and whereabout the irs scandal. at first nobody seemed to know anything about. it but as the days go by, well that seems to be evolving quite a bit. watch this. >> can you give us assurances that the irs is not targeting particular groups based on political leanings? >> yes. i can give you assurances. there is absolutely no targeting. >> they added the name tea party and patriot to the list of cases that should be centralized in this group. >> i first learned about it in the news reports most people learned about this. i think it was on friday. i have reviewed the treasury department watchdog's report and the misconduct that it covered is inexcusable. >> i'm
by a of great americans, mostarge unfairly targeted by the irs a because of their associationve with fairs conservativeu organizations. coming up, you'll hearill their stories about what they've donem through, also hear from the attorneys representing their respective groups. first one of the most fas fascinating things to watch ove the past few weeks is the ever-changing time n.l. of whoat knew about the irs scandal. at first, nobody seemed to know anything about it. as the day goes by, that seems to be evolving quite a bit. watch this. >> can you give us assurances that the irs is not targeting particularar gro groups based ou political leanings? >>ssu yes, i can give you assurances. there's absolutely no targeting. >> they added the names tea party and patriot to the list of cases that should be centralized in this group. >> i first learned about it from the same news reports that ied a think most people learned aboutt this. i think it was on on friday. i've reviewed h the treasurypar department watchdog's report, and thetd 0)hpa misconduct is inexcusable. >> i'mtmñ< answer. >> i don't
has begun interviewing employees from the irs taxexempt office in cincinnati. this is three and a half hours. >> [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good morning. the hearing will come to order. we will give the media a chance to leave. good morning. welcome everyone for being with us today. despite nearly two years of denial, last month the irs finally admitted the truth. three years ago the agency began systematically targeting individuals based on their political belief. however, with the agency has yet to had met and we still have to find out is how widespread this activity was coming and why it began in the first place. let's consider what we do know. in march of 2010, the irs put together a list that snared conservative groups and individuals based solely on their political beliefs. in may of 2011, the irs started sending letters threatening donors to conservatively nonprofits that they could be liable for gift taxes. in june of 2011, the ways and means committee initiated an investigation into the letters and
applying to the irs for tax exempt status. organizations testifying included the national position ssan fernandothe valley patriots. this is three and a half hours. >> good morning. the hearing will come to order. we will give the media a chance to leave. tod morning, welcome everybody for being with us today. despite the two years of denials, last month the irs finally admitted the truth. three years ago, the agency began systematically targeting individuals based on the political beliefs. what the agency has yet to commit and what we still need to find out is just how widespread this activity was, who ordered it, and why it began in the first place. let's consider what we do know. in march of 2010, the ira's the to get a target list that ensnared conservative groups based solely on their political beliefs. in may of 2011, the irs started sending letters to nonprofits that they could be liable for gift taxes. in june of 2011, the ways and means committee initiated an investigation and highlighted concerns the individual taxpayers might be targeted for their beliefs. in june of 2011, th
by a different group or a specialist in the irs. the failure of the ig of dayton to acknowledge the fact is a fundamental flaw in the investigation and the public perception of this issue. i wrote and asked him to explain these omissions. all committee democrats have asked you, mr. chairman, today that you ask him to return to the committee to provide the appropriate context for his report and ask the questions under oath regarding all these matters. it has an obligation to fully understand the manner in which they conducted his audit. a deeply troubling is that when asked about the new information has come to light, the treasury office initially said in the media reports, and i quote, that the audit report answered questions it was asked to address and the house oversight committee chairman darrell issa had requested that investigators merely focus on the key party organizations. we asked him tigta about this in the letter and he responded, quote, many of the press reports are not accurate. if these are some of the reports are accurate, tigta's initial explanation of the scope of the au
scandals. from the irs to the justice department to benghazi. the obama administration now trying to dig its way out. we begin with the irs. >> this is not just a scandal because of what was attempted, but the attempt succeeded. >> 25 of these groups have filed a lawsuit against the irs. and the attorneys representing them say that the abuse of power went a lot higher up than the white house first claimed. >> you don't expect that the government would use a neutral instrument like the irs to go against political opponents. >> former commissioner schulman visited the white house 157 times, raising the question, just what was said during those prekwents visits? >> what would be some of the reaps you would be at the white house? >> the easter egg roll with my kids. >> the idea that the irs commissioner is coming to the white house every nine days ought to raise warnings right off the bat, because this is an agency that need does have des tans from the white house. it shouldn't be part of the white house. it should be distant from the irs. >> we're going to do our job on the oversight. i see
the irs has betrayed the trust of the american people? >> i do, mr. chairman. >> when this was all going on, why didn't a whistleblower come forward? why didn't one person in the irs say, hey, this was wrong? >> the attorney general has the full confidence of the president of the united states, handling his job very well. >> when i get to a point when i think i've accomplished all the goals that i've set, i will sit down with the president, and we'll talk about a transition to a new attorney general. >> there is yet another bombshell from the government. the nsa is not only collecting your phone call data, but following every move you make on the internet. >> this is a dragnet. it's an overreach. we've got to find out why this is justified simply because of the nsa wants to do some data mining. >> greta: this is a special edition of "on-the-record." second term scandals. no party at the irs. this week, what the white house did not need, another new scandal erupts. secret surveillance programs exposed. much more ahead on how the obama administration is spying on you, but we begin with the
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of great americans most of whom have been unfairly targeted by the irs because of their association with various cons serve tive organizations. you are going to hear their stories and attorneys representing their groups. one of the most fascinating things to watch over the past few weeks has been the ever changing time line of who knew what, when and where about the irs scandal. at first nobody seemed to know anything about it. but as the days go by that seems to be evolving quite a bit. watch this. >> can you give us assurances the ir is are not targeting particular groups based on political leanings? >> i can give you assurances. there is no targeting. >> they added the names tea party and patriot to the list of cases that should be centralized in this group. >> i first learned about it from the same news reports that i think most people learned about this. i think it was friday. >> i reviewed the watchdog report the misconduct uncovered is unexcusable. >> i don't know the details. >> i was unaware. >> i don't remember. >> it's not my area. i don't know. >> i personally don't reme
and 2004 when they were being investigated by the irs so yes i agree that there is cultural intimidation going on but it's not by the white house. it's by the my republican colleagues. that is why we demand the ig summoned back to his committee to answer questions once again under oath. we also demand the republican culture of intimidation stop so progressive groups will feel comfortable testifying before us here. the chairman's continued silence or excusing of the abuse of the groups makes it harder for these groups to come before us. we need to be a committee of facts and not a witchhunt. if we plan to get to the bottom of the investigation and hopefully, hopefully be able to tackle other legislative issues that we have coming before this committee of great importance to the country. so i demand that this republican culture of intimidation against progressive groups be stopped and that they be as outraged as we were outraged, democrats were outraged and we expressed our outrage when groups if we don't agree with politically or ideologically are being attacked or being inti
these. thanks everybody! ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> the irs is on the hot seat and it's going to happen again this week. there are three separate congressional hearings over extra scrutiny they paid to conservative groups as well as a new watchdog report detailing excessive spending. we'll tell you all about it. some of this went to producing the dance video you see here. yes, these are irs workers. this video and two others which have come to light reportedly cost more than $60,000 combined -- go guess who paid for it? i'm jamie colby. >> eric: i'm eric shawn. new acting head of irs will be on holt seed responding to lawmakers' questions about the video and continuing irs scandal. this after president obama asked his predecessor to resign. it seems that the allegation of the irs targeting of conservative groups and scandals are only growing. peter doocy with the latest. >> reporter: the latest temperature funded irs produced video kind of looks what you get at the cat of show glee was made entirely of accountants. it's set to the cupid shuffle and very popular at weddings and tax jokes and dancing.
beleaguered government bureau, the i.r.s., spent the week further mired in a scandal that stems from accusations that its agents particularly targeted right wing groups for scrutiny. >> more embarrassment this morning for the i.r.s. >> the i.r.s. is facing another headache. >> the i.r.s. is under scrutiny big time. >> jon: oh, no! ( laughter ) poor babies. the i.r.s. facing scrutiny. ( laughter ) people getting all up. just because one small area of their business raised a couple of red flags. now, everybody at the i.r.s. has to stop their lives and prove their innocence. ( laughter ) or perhaps we can put that in terms the i.r.s. might understand themselves. it's our new segment, "where's your resee the at?" sucks to get audited, doesn't it? suddenly, actions that seem harmless can be painted in a nefarious light. well, why don't we see what we've got. let's get started. >> this man, former i.r.s. commissioner, douglas schulman visited the white house-- ready-- 157 times. what the heck? was there schulman doing at the white house with that kind of frequency? >> jon: woe! woe! care
on the american spacecraft. at 8 --on sunday night 8:00. commissioner irs testifies on his agency's reported targeting and spoke about his 30-day review. this is about three hours. >> this week additional documents revealed the term "progress of" along with others were included on the bolo. i want to make one thing clear. no taxpayer, regardless of political affiliation, should be targeted. it is wrong. this committee is working to make sure it will never happen again. we want groups that feel they have been targeted to come forward. so far the evidence only shows conservatives being systematically targeted by the irs. these americans consistently had applications delayed for nearly three years. they were asked interests of an inappropriate questions. they had their donor information leaked and were threatened by the irs with additional taxes. as i have long said, we are in the early stages of the investigation. as we gather the facts, we will follow them wherever they lead. if there are additional groups of any political affiliation that feel they were mistreated, i urge them to come forwar
of "hannity." s groupwe're joined by a of great americans, mostarge unfairly targeted by the irs a because of their associationve with fairs conservativeu organizations. coming up, you'll hearill their stories about what they've donem through, also hear from the attorneys representing their respective groups. first one of the most fas fascinating things to watch ove the past few weeks is the ever-changing time n.l. of whoat knew about the irs scandal. at first, nobody seemed to know anything about it. as the day goes by, that seems to be evolving quite a bit. watch this. >> can you give us assurances that the irs is not targeting particularar gro groups based ou political leanings? >>ssu yes, i can give you assurances. there's absolutely no targeting. >> they added the names tea party and patriot to the list of cases that should be centralized in this group. >> i first learned about it from the same news reports that ied a think most people learned aboutt this. i think it was on on friday. i've reviewed h the treasurypar department watchdog's and thetd 0)hpa misconduct is inexcusable. >> i
congressional oversight of the irs. you can also call in to talk with christian science monitor staff writer mark clayton about his article on terror watch lists. washington journal is live on c-span every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> book tv is live all we can from the chicago tribune printer's row let fest saturday starting 11:00 a.m. eastern. >> next, an oversight hearing on the irs starting of conservative groups. we will hear from acting irs to match tough commissioner danny were filled and treasury inspector general for tax administration. this house appropriations subcommittee hearing is chaired by florida congressman andrew crenshaw. [applause] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> well, good afternoon, everyone. this hearing will come to order. first, let me say that it gives me no pleasure to convene this irs oversight hearing today because the facts and circumstances that bring answer are enough to shatter anyone's faith and trust in government. targeting groups based on their names and political beliefs is both chilling and outrageous. a voluntary tax system depe
organizers. let's not forget this happened under an irs commissioner appointed by george bush and was investigated by a republican inspector general. what happened to you was unfair. it was unfair, and an incredibly inconvenient but it was a mistake. our job is to make sure it never happens again. i haven't heard a single word about what questions you think we ought to be able to ask you about your tax exempt request. anything else like the circus that is happening in the oversight committee or here is simply political theater. it is diverting attention from what we ought to be doing on this committee is rewriting the law in this law. >> thank you. times expert. mr. ryan is recognized. >> i'm going to deviate from my original question in response to what i just heard. [applause] >> mr. chairman, mr. chairman, welcome to washington. >> the committee will be in order. mr. ryan has the time. >> we heard gingrich, we heard bush -- >> mr. chairman? >> we have the former irs commissioner who knew long before congress -- they chose to apply for tax-exempt status. so you are to blame
in the fight against terror? plus the hits keep on coming for the irs. cincinnati workers claim washington officials help direct the tea party probe. and president obama hits the road to taught his health care over hall in claims that premiums go down in the nation's largest state should you believe that? welcome to "the journal editorial report". outrage from the left and the right after the uk newspaper reported that verizon has been handing over phone data for all of its us customers under a secret court order. reports reveal that the monitoring is broader from all three from the major companies. critics are calling the wide scale surveillance another example of government overreach. joining us this week wall street journal columnist, matt kaminski and joe grego. joe, the government is collecting under this court order metadata. >> it is data about data. for a phone call it is which number called which number and how long the call lasted. information about the call but not the content of the call. it is not the lives of others. >> it is not what i'm saying to you on the phone. >> it is
with distrust of the govnment. now we are learning irs is giving themselves cent million dollars in bonus and what does sah think about that? >> and does the fbi own or currently use drones and if , for what purse? >> yes, and for surveillance. >> talk about shock and a we. fbi using dron to spy on americans. now the governor weighs in and reaction from my shocking interview with father of whistle blower mr. snowden. anwhat he said wl shock you. cashin' in blowing the whistle on big brother right now. >> hi, everyone. i am eric poling. we'll be going full speed a head anexplore the latest in washington. and also colonel allen west is here. joining me in the hot seat good friend fox news contributor sarah pin. governor, welcome. we c't trust the irs. they proved tt by targeting conservatives. and they are giving union employees 70 million in bous paid for by the taxpayer it is not sitting well with you. >> no only a government would collect a bad deed. its a shame and more reasonto distrust our feder government and the nonsee going on in d.c. >> that's the overriding theme of the she. and
. it will not be a good time for many on the hill today. what does it feel to be like in the cross-hairs of the irs? we're about to find out six conservative groups say the tax agency targeted them because of their political beliefs. they will testify before congress. this is testimony you will see live here on the fox news channel. now some of these stories have been out there but many have not. there will be drama this morning. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to america's newsroom. good morning. martha: should be interesting. good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. today's hearing will be before the house ways and means committee. this is the second of three we will watch this week. yesterday we had the new irs commissioner, danny werfel. he got an idea of the work cut out for him. he and the inspector general faced tough questions whether this targeting was indeed politically motivated. watch some of this from yesterday's hearing. >> do you feel like the irs has betrayed the trust of the american people? >> i do, mr. chairman. i think that's why, i'm thinking this in terms of my primary mission is t
here soon. >>> the case has been made. we've got to a big intrusive government. irs, nsa, you name it. >> the irs targeting of tea party groups was taking place at headquarters in washington, and there is nobody that's going don vince me that obama was not involved. >> the indictment by the tea party of big government has been validated by the way they've been treated. >> i think the president leads in two fashions. he has the legal authority by being elected but you also need moral authority, and think this constellation of scandals, really he's losing his moral authority to lead the nation. >> the nsa leak is one of many scandals that has take an toll on the president's popularity. the president's approval rating fell 8 points in one month. >> we have not seen this kind of intense evidence of obama losing approval, losing popularity, and losing support. >> the problem is the guy has lost being forth right and honest. he's got no credibility. >> the president is bankrupt on the trust factor. people are appalled at what's going on in the government, so why should they trust them? >> t
♪ imus in the the morning ♪ >> good morning, everyone. new on the irs scandal, an allegation that mitt romney's donor list was leaked to his opponents. tweets from a far left protester from the director's own wife. is she the link to the obama campaign? look what you pay for, big bucks for an art lecture at an irs conference. all of that have is on the market today. and on the stock market, same old same old, it's all about ben. today, bad news, maybe good news. baseball, $80 million of a-rod's money is at risk as a drug doctor comes clean. i say he's baseball's lance armstrong. and this breaking news, the president sticks a thumb in the eye of the g.o.p. and will appoint susan rice as advertiser. and she's back in power. that's your report for wednesday, "varney & company." this is america. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day afr day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] e pill eachmorning. 24 hours. zero heartbur
tomorrow night. greta, take it away. >> greta: tonight, so you think you dance? the irs may like line dancing but they can't dance around the latest scandal. $4 million taken from you the taxpayers to they could party. and now two irs employees headed to the door. the acting commissioner placing to employees on administrative leave. >> one more example of the kinds of problems that we have from the world's largest, most powerful and most feared tax dough election agency. a monster. out of control. too big. too powerful and needs to be re reined in. >> their inability to grasp fiscal discipline cannot be mixed with a training memo or inspector general's report. it is cultural. it is character laden and it is moral and they need to be eviscerated as a department. >> this was not the an accident. this is a willful act of intimidation to discourage a point of view you. >> these people are, indeed, victims and they needed to be treated like victims, not accused of being part of the problem. >> a "wall street journal" nbc news poll released late yesterday shows 55% believe the irs targeting
of individuals, irs workers, that have been named as part of your testimony that we will be able to further into view and get information from and the larger question now is -- who helped direct this activity? lois lerner is refusing to even answer questions. if i could just ask you a question because you did testify that back in december of 2011, he made numerous and repeated calls to the irs which met -- went un returned and then he reached an agent, ron bell in cincinnati and inquired why the application is taking so long and he said he had been waiting on guidance from his superiors. can you comment? who do you think his superiors would have been? it was not just someone down ball? >> did not indicate exactly understands i desirous calls are recorded so we could probably find out if he did specified. every time i call the irs he said these calls may be recorded solid think my conversation with mr. bell may indeed be recorded. he said we have been waiting for guidance on our superiors on your organization and similar organizations. dk time, been waiting a long it was not just putting me
. tomorrow night. back here >>> tonight intimidated by the irs. horror stories capitol hill.r >> i'm not here a surf or a vasil. i'm not begging my lord for mercy. i'm a born free american woman, wife, mother a citize i'm telling my government that >> inch of 2012, the lace. confidential portions our 990 return, including schedule b, which is our list of major donors and their ho addresses appeared on the we of a human rights campaign, our ciple political opponent in the nationwide fight over traditional marriage. the copy of our tax returns and our list of donors posted there was reda. our computer forensic people were able to unlayer the redact from that pdf file and discovered the original document that was posted there had originated from within the irs. >> let's stop this charade of pretending thoo the pretending that these are social welfare organizans and admit that they are political, treat them as such and play by the same rules that everybody the committee plays by when we are volved in politics. >>> representative, bloomenour, it is your kind of statements that have em
unpleasantness, i'm thinking of benghazi, iraq, and the i.r.s. and finally is there a philosophical legacy here? we have a lot to talk about even if our judgments today might not be exactly what they would be if we reconvened, and i hope we do, and i hope you all come back at the end of president obama's term. let me start with a broadly general question, which is, and i'll start with my colleague chris, we have two chrises on the panel, i may refer to that chris as the fifth as he often referred to himself. he -- >> it's a contract. >> he refers to his son as fix jr. on he blog. so let me start with the fix and then work down the panel. which is where do you see president obama now and chris actually put a couple of issues on the table which, you know, in judging that, which include, you know, how does his style contribute to that and also how does the changing mood in washington since the days the class of 1983 was here. and ron, class of 1988, brought along his own cheering section, including his wonderful wife. >> always good to seed the audience. >> so i think where he is now is that he is
chief at the irs told congress today he will fix the quote serious problem end quote at the agency. but every day, those serious problems seem to multiply and tonight, there are new accusations that point the finger at the irs chief counsel who, by the way, is an obama appointee. we have the latest on this video that everyone is talking about, irs workers at pricey conferences making pricey videos and doing dance routines, all on the taxpayer's dime. >>> the other big story tonight, senator frank lautenberg of new jersey passed away this morning. puts governor chris christie on the spot. he gets to choose the next u.s. senator. i say it should be steve forbes, but we will weigh all the option, all those stories and more coming up on "the kudlow report" beginning right now. good evening, everyone, i'm larry kudlow. welcome back to "the kudlow report" t.irs scandal is heating up. up with of the key players, republican congressman darryl issa had this to say about how high up this thing could go. >> the administration is still, their paid liar, their spokesperson, he is still making u
public good not political work. it is the responsibility of the i.r.s. to determine which groups are determining the correct status and which are trying to nipulate the system to avoid taxes and high campaign donor. >> the house ways and means hear about a partying members the i.r.s. targeting their groups. that is this saturday at 10:00 a.m. on american history tv on c-span3, the life and legacy of a civil rights leader. that is sunday an 5:00. >> when you put on a uniform for a job that is a maintenance job and this is true if you're a building janitor or a sanitation the , you are assumed by role that you are almost part of the background, almost like a machine. you're a human being wearing that uniform. the general world gets to overlook you and it really not see you. i called it -- it's like a cloaking device. or harry potter' cloak of invisibility, which is interesting privilege. when i'm wearing the uniform i can observe people in ways they don't realize i'm observing them. >> a n.y.u. professor sunday at "q&a.n c-span's >> the house oversight committee convened yesterday
and a new and scary twist on the irs crackdown on conservatives, turns out it was not only groups. it was individual, individual donors. for the next two hours we are going to give you the latest on both and a lot more, because severe weather warnings are still posted for most of oklahoma and missouri, and now problems are building for obama and the white house, and the irs, we have you covered today on a mile-wide twister that left a lot of devastation. oklahoma's governor will be here in a moment. and a deepening irs scandal that continues to raise more questions than answers. first to the fall-out after it was lights out in oklahoma n a region that barely got back on its feet. mike, what are you seeing? >> well, neil, i'm looking a a lot of damage, typical of what we are seeing around oklahoma. this was roofing. it's a big ventilation unit that came off bolts and all. and i see a security car that was moved to the lawn. battered and if you look at the distance, you see the hut, it's the kind of instructiconstructi tornado make easy work of. and across the parking lot, a car tha
singled out by the i.r.s. >> what is intolerable is one set of rule for one side of the political fight and another set of rules for the other. >> since may of 2011, i have been dormant not only out of the inability to raise money but abject fear government had a target on my back. >> i want to protect and preserve the america i grew up in. the america that people cross oceans and riskheir lives to become a part of. i'm terrified it's slipping away. >>> leader conservative groups testifying how the i.r.s. went afr them. the agency is supposed to follow the money. and the rule of law. but did the victims just prove the tax man was playing politics? hi, everybody. good to be with you. i'm liz macdonald in for david asman. welcome to "forbes on fox." go in fous with -- steve, what doou think? >> obviously, it politics. they went after the organizations to make sur they didn't rticipate in the 2012 elections. they went far beyond just doing routine audit. they did not target liberal groups. this is going to end up in washington, elizabeth and it will have a special prosecut and be as big a
and who is spending and who is wasting us. that is us. so imagine myself when i discovered the irs is copying us in reverse. what we are practicing what we are preaching the taxman is preaching but he is not practicing. that is not there. that is not balanced and i'm not a lawyer but i think that is illegal. welcome everybody, i'm neil cavuto. and imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but unless irs open up bake shops of my name they are selling them in cheap ways. irs was going after conservative groups and liberal groups, too. never mind that doesn't make him any less than a big bully. how many liberals, let's say not many. according to the agency's watchdog only a handful of groups were targeted by the irs compared to hundreds of conservative ones. only those that had words like occupy were reportedly even keystone in their name that could lead a non-lawyer, that would be me, there might have been an agenda to all of this. to target those who might be unfriendly to the administration, but again enough of that. i want to think about this. media that blocks the irs story
. i.r.s. employeeses dancing the night away. and showing silly star trek videos at a la victim junct, all the while tax officials target conservative group. we know how much it cost all taxpayers. you won't be dancing with joy. the government is dialing up more controversy. this time unclal sam getting info from major internet companies. microsoft, yahoo, goggle, facebook. apple. oh, and they are seizing your phone records, too. is your personal information at risk? "cashin' in" demanding answers right now. ♪ >> eric: welcome, everybody. the i.r.s. hits keep coming. now we find out that the agency is dropping $4 million of your tax dollars on the conference at a swanky hotel in 2010. junket with the "star trek" skit and infa mouse line dancing. it all went down the same time that i.r.s. began targeting conservative groups. get this. they were learning how to be open and transparent with taxpayers. >> eric, i mean they are going after the tea party groups that want to cut down on government spending. the same time they are spending $4 million on a conferencconference? $3,000 for pre
." >> greta: tonight, intimidated by the irs, conservative groups take their horror stories to capitol hill. >> i am not here as a sever or a vessil. i am not beg my lords for mercy. i'm a born-free american woman, wife, mother and citizen. i am telling my government that you forgotten your place. e >> in march of 2012, the confidential portions of our 990 tax return, including schedule "b," our list of major donors and home addresses, appeared on this web site of the human rights campaign, our principle political opponent in the rationwide fight over traditional marriage. the copy of our tax returns an our list of donors that was posted there was redacted. our computer forensic people unlayered the redactions from the pdf file and discovered at the original document that was posted there had originated from within the irs. >> let's stop this charade of pretending that these are seal welfare organizations... d admit that they are political, treat them as such and play by the same rules that everyone on the csaittee plays for when we are involved in politics. >> representative, it's your
the force. so tonight, here we go. we begin with the irs scandal, the chairman of an organization that promotes traditional marriage today testified that the irs leaked confidential donor information to a competing group and that he has proof that the irs committed a felony, but he has not been able to hold the internal revenue service accountable. >> you have proof that the irs, i individual or group of individuals in the irs committ a felony. you ve proof to this, and nothing has occurred to seek or find justice, is that corre. >> that's correct. federal law requires that we be notified if there is an indictment brought. we have not been. federal law allows us to request information about the status of the investigation, whether it has been productive or unproductive and any action taken. and we were refused any answer to that request as well. lou: it democratic congressman jim mcdermott did not appear to be quite himself today when he argued that the two-party and consertive groups are themselves to blame for the internal revenue service abuse of power. the irs is outrageous th
? and equally concerning, how can they not know? >> three very real scandals, benghazi, the irs, and the ap issue. clouding the public's trust on national security. >> 58% of those surveyed, believe they have major doubt about the integrity and the honesty of the obama administration on benghazi, the irs and subpoena of journalist phone records. >> i want to make clear, the president has zero tolerance for misconduct by government employees. and zero tolerance has been demonstrated through his presidency. >> the real scandal of washington this is quickly becoming the most unproductive congress in the history of the united states. that is scandalous. >> this is a special edition of "on the record." tonight, an international manhunt for the contractor who leaked information. and looking for straight answers from the obama administration. >> we should be afraid what the government is doing in our name behind closed doors. what the government is doing in our name under the guise of keeping us safe. >> people can't trust the executive branch, but also don't trust congress and don't trust federal
.s. attorney general, eric holder. multiple committees are preparing to grill the top irs executive this week as that scandal over the government spying on the media is growing. let me welcome to you a brand-new hour, here we are inside america's news headquarters with lots to cover. >> eric: good morning. you know, critics from both sides of the aisle have been calling on the attorney general to step down or be fired. but the white house is holding fast. they see the attacks as part of a political agenda against the administration. despite that the house judiciary chairman told fox news that the panel is investigating the attorney general of the united states to see if he committed perjury when he testified under oath to congress 2 weeks ago. at that time, mr. holder claimed he had never been involved in any political prosecution -- potential prosecution of the "meet the press." but since then, it has been revealed that he signed off on the secret search of a fox news journalist email. the department of justice says he did not lie. steve centanni is live in washington with the very latest. >
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